Winning Move for Manson at Annual Blossom Kart Meeting
KARTSPORT NEW ZEALAND
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46th annual Blossom Sprint Kart meeting
Roy's Hill, Hastings
WINNING MOVE FOR MANSON AT ANNUAL BLOSSOM KART MEETING
Christchurch driver Scott Manson made a one-off move from the KZ2 gearbox to the direct drive 125cc Rotax Max Light class a winning one at the KartSport Hawke's Bay club's annual Blossom meeting at Hasting's Chemz Raceway over the weekend.
It was close - Manson and Cambridge driver Andy Schofield ended up tied on points after two full days' racing - but on countback the nod went to the Christchurch teenager with Schofield second, and local drivers Johnathan Pearson and Jack Bridgman third and fourth respectively.
Conducted in hot, dry conditions the 46th annual Blossom sprint meeting attracted over 100 entries from as far south as Dunedin and as far north as Auckland.
The unique event format - which sees racing round the 687 metre Roy's Hill track north-west of Hastings run in a clockwise direction on the first day and an anti-clockwise one on the second and points from all seven heats and the Sunday final counting - always produces close racing with the 125cc Rotax Max Light class one of three to have to go to countback to determine a winner.
In Formula Junior it was local pair Trey Nairn and Mitchell Turner who ended up on the same number of points, with the result going Nairn's way, while in Junior 100cc Yamaha the win went to Christchurch's Caleb Cross from Palmerston North's Jacob Cranston.
Other class winners at the meeting were Arie Hutton (100cc Yamaha Light), Tom Curran (Open), Graham Knight (Clubsport 120), Reece Hendl-Cox (Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha) and Blake Evans (Cadet).